Finances, Marriage

Buying a House?

As if we aren't crazy enough to be having a second child (I mean really?  Do we HATE sleep?) we are also in the process of buying our first home since our move to North Carolina. The real estate market in Raleigh-Durham is completely insane!  If you don't see a house and make an offer… Continue reading Buying a House?

Bucket List, Marriage

10. Have a big yard for my kid and dogs to plan in

As of July 27, 2017 I can scratch this one off my list of goals! My husband's new job has brought us to North Carolina.  While we haven't actually purchased a home here yet, the house we are renting in on half an acre.  We have a large fenced in back yard for the dogs… Continue reading 10. Have a big yard for my kid and dogs to plan in

Bucket List

My Goals #20: Buy A House (Progress at Last!)

I realize it's been a long time since I've written but fall has been incredibly hard for me.  At the end of August we lost our pregnancy which was devastating.  We decided to shelve any potential plans for baby #2.  At the beginning of October we lost my grandpa, who I was very close to,… Continue reading My Goals #20: Buy A House (Progress at Last!)

Baby, Life

Our Maybe Baby: Nutrition & Diabetes

Taking Control of my Health Two  and a half years ago I went to the doctor after years of just not feeling well.  I wasn't exactly sick but I was constantly tired no matter how much I sleep I got the night before.  After eating  I wouldn't feel like doing anything.  I felt sluggish and… Continue reading Our Maybe Baby: Nutrition & Diabetes

Baby, Bucket List

Our Maybe Baby: Volume 1

Five months ago, my husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary which marked the beginning of us trying to conceive.  At that point I was excited, hopeful, and optimistic about our family's future.  But after five months of trying and no pregnancy it is hard to be anything but frustrated. Sometimes frustration seems like… Continue reading Our Maybe Baby: Volume 1


#41- Be married to the same person for 50 years

It's probably a little disturbing that I think contemplating divorce is a totally natural occurrence.  In fact, my husband of 15 months sometimes gets upset about my divorce "plans."  Not that I actually do have such plans but I've seen so many acrimonious divorces I am convinced I need to circumvent that somehow.  My way… Continue reading #41- Be married to the same person for 50 years